Tesla’s newest submitting with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) exhibits that the truthful market worth of the corporate’s bitcoin holdings was $191 million on the finish of 2022. In addition, billionaire Elon Musk’s electrical automotive firm recorded $204 million of impairment losses ensuing from adjustments within the costs of bitcoin.
Tesla’s Digital Assets and Its Bitcoin’s Fair Value
Elon Musk’s electrical automotive firm, Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA), filed its annual report for the yr ended Dec. 31, 2022, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday.
The submitting exhibits that the truthful market worth of Tesla’s BTC holdings was $191 million on the finish of 2022 whereas their carrying worth was $184 million, as Bitcoin.com News beforehand reported. “As of December 31, 2022, and 2021, the carrying worth of our digital belongings held was $184 million and $1.26 billion, which displays cumulative impairments of $204 million and $101 million, every interval, respectively,” the corporate detailed, elaborating:
The truthful market worth of such digital belongings held as of December 31, 2022 and 2021 was $191 million and $1.99 billion, respectively.
The submitting additionally notes that throughout the two years ended Dec. 31, 2022, Tesla “bought and/or acquired an immaterial quantity and $1.50 billion, respectively, of digital belongings.”
The electrical automotive firm invested $1.5 billion in bitcoin in Q1 2021 however sold 75% of its holdings in Q2 2022. The firm additionally accepts the meme cryptocurrency dogecoin (DOGE) for some merchandise, which accounted for an “immaterial quantity” of digital belongings as acknowledged within the SEC submitting.
Tesla’s $204 Million in Impairment Losses From Bitcoin
The electrical automotive firm defined that digital belongings are thought-about “indefinite-lived intangible belongings below relevant accounting guidelines.” Therefore, “any lower of their truthful values under our carrying values for such belongings at any time subsequent to their acquisition would require us to acknowledge impairment fees,” Tesla described, including:
In the yr ended December 31, 2022, we recorded $204 million of impairment losses ensuing from adjustments to the carrying worth of our bitcoin and positive factors of $64 million on sure conversions of bitcoin into fiat foreign money by us.
Since its BTC acquisition, Tesla solely offered its bitcoin as soon as, which was within the second quarter of 2022. The firm sold 75% of its bitcoin holdings which added $936 million in money to its stability sheet. CEO Elon Musk defined on the time that the corporate is “definitely open to growing our bitcoin holdings in [the] future,” noting that the sale was as a result of issues concerning the firm’s general liquidity, “given Covid shutdowns in China.”
Tesla’s SEC submitting additionally states:
We could improve or lower our holdings of digital belongings at any time primarily based on the wants of the enterprise and our view of market and environmental circumstances.
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